06/12/2012 by Carl Reynolds



Down to widths unless you’re an icebreaker – Pip where are you? Long chat with Dave, a swim with Alex, chats with Chris S, patball with Sue R, Chris, Nick, Alfonso. Laughter with Jonny. And despite the ice still above 2C – a refreshing 400 yards.

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5 thoughts on “ice

  1. Alex says:

    Nice pics. Good swim, you were quick. I wouldn’t mind if it was a little bit warmer though.

  2. Peter Ra says:

    Am I right that last year it had only just dropped below 10 at the beginning of December? This time we are really being “thrown in at the deep end” as the old saying goes. Ice is nice but like the pain in the hands does make it all the more difficult to have a proper swim. I am thinking that perhaps 6 to 8 is my favourite temperature. It is cold enough to be really cold but warm enough to not pose any real problems and you can still stay in to do quite a few lengths if you have acclimatised to it.

  3. swansswimmer says:

    Madness indeed. Popsicle fingers returned for the first time since last winter both last night and again this evening. Mad …..

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